Indian Institute of Technology—Delhi
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Talks by Visitors
Venue:Bharti Building #501
For the past 30 years, Carl Malamud has helped place more than 5 crore pages of new information on the Internet. He’ll discuss how he helped place large government databases, such as the U.S. Patent Database, on the Internet for free access over the objections of government. He’ll also discuss his work in India over the past few years, running a collection of 4 lakh books called the Public Library of India and his efforts to make all 19,000 Indian Standards available. He will also discuss broader challenges, such as building a true public library of India and the moral imperative to make available the full scholarly corpus of journal articles for text and data mining. Carl will discuss universal access to information as the great promise of our times and the challenges we face in making that promise a reality.
Carl Malamud is founder of Public Resource, a California-based nonprofit organization that does extensive work on the Internet. He is the author of 9 professional reference books about computer networks and databases. In 1993, he ran the first radio station on the Internet. Carl has been a Visiting Professor at the MIT Media Lab and is the recipient of the Pioneer Award from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the Berkman Award from Harvard University "for his outstanding contributions to the Internet’s impact on society."
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